Reimagining the Common Good


What is the Meaning Behind These Categories?

These categories are intended to orient you to the substance of the article and to communicate our framework for understanding the endowments that constitute civic life. This “human ecology” model is at the core of the Thriving Cities Project, a research initiative of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Culture.

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The Just

Vocation & the Common Good: Nicole Baker Fulgham

In this episode, Nicole Baker Fulgham discusses her efforts to remove the education achievement gap in America and the role the church can play in this vital effort.

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The Prosperous

Vocation & the Common Good: Grace Nicolette

In this episode, Grace Nicolette, Vice President for Programming and External Relations at the Center for Effective Philanthropy, discusses God's calling on her work helping philanthropists be more effective in their giving, as well...

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The Good

Vocation & the Common Good: Isaac Wardell

This conversation with Isaac Wardell, much like his work with the Porter's Gate Worship Project, centers on a genuine missionary encounter between church communities and their contemporary contexts.

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The Just

Vocation & the Common Good: Victor Boutros

Victor Boutros is the founding director of the Human Trafficking Institute, where he equips law enforcement agents with the tools needed to end trafficking and slavery.

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The Good

Vocation & the Common Good: Tish Harrison Warren

Tish Harrison Warren is a priest within the Anglican Church. In this interview, she discusses her writing’s relation to her pastoral vocation.

By New City Commons | Vol. 102

The Good

On Charlottesville

The New City Commons staff responds to the racism and deadly violence in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 101

The True

Culture Briefing’s Greatest Hits

We take a look back our favorite pieces from the first 100 volumes of Culture Briefing: the “Prom Kings,” the “Dark Horses,” and the “Unsung Heroes.”

By Philip Lorish & Sam Speers | Vol. 100

The True

Podcasts for Summer

Another summer dispatch from the Second Golden Age of Radio.

By New City Commons Staff | Vol. 99

The Sustainable

On Hacking Your Brain

This trend travels under many names—biohacking, smart drugs, cognitive enhancers—and represents the confluence of two currents we’ve been tracking.

By Sam Speers | Vol. 98

The Prosperous

On Work and Boredom

This week, we bring you three pieces on the lived experience of workers in the knowledge economy.

By Philip Lorish | Vol. 97

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